Profile: Gilbert Busch
Braille Music Specialist
Gilbert Busch joined the Library of Congress in 2009 as a braille music specialist in the Music Section of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and participated in the high school choir and band, playing the piano, organ, and even trombone. He attended Duquesne University and Point Park College, also studying at the Computer Systems Institute. He worked for more than 25 years as a braille proofreader at the National Braille Press in Boston. During that time he also served as a church organist and as a pianist at several ballet schools. Here in Washington he continues to sing in a church choir and serves as a substitute organist.